Media Says: Obama's Support Is Lagging Because Of Racism
(Townhall.com-Michael Barone) As Barack Obama's lead over Mitt Romney in the polls narrows, and his presumed fundraising advantage seems about to become a disadvantage, it's alibi time for some of his backers.
|His problem, they say, is that some voters don't like him because he's black. Or they don't like his policies because they don't like having a black president.|
So, you see, if you don't like Obamacare, it's not because it threatens to take
away your health insurance, or to deny coverage for some treatments. It's
because you don't like black people.
This sort of thing seems to be getting more frequent, or at least more open. As White House Dossier writer Keith Koffler notes, HBO host Bill Maher accused Internet tyro Matt Drudge of being animated by racism because he highlights anti-Obama stories.
MSNBC's Chris Matthews asked former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown if House Chairman Darrell Issa's treatment of Attorney General Eric Holder was "ethnic." Brown agreed, and Matthews said some Republicans "talk down to the president and his friends."